There was an attempted jail break at Port Harcourt Prisons, in the Rivers State capital was on Tuesday.
Carried out by dare-devil gunmen the attack it was gathered was however botchrd.
It learnt the attempt was meant to free inmates but was thwarted by alert security men. The number of casualties is yet unknown.
Heavy gunfire was reported around the prisons in the early hours of today. This came as armed men killed two guards at the Rivers High Court complex, on Tuesday.
The gunmen had launched the attack on the prisons from Bundu Waterside in the Town axis of Port Harcourt.
The Prison is located near Bundu Waterfront. Both the Controller and Deputy Controller of the prisons were unreachable at the time of this report.
But the security around the prisons perimetre has been tightened.